- $160 for two 45-minute private dance lessons for one person or couple ($160 value)
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Arthur Murray Dance Studio's panel of experienced instructors earned the establishment an Orange County Register People's Choice award for Best Dance School in 2009 for their prowess at schooling students in the ways of social and ballroom dancing. Across seven southern California studios, teams of highly trained teachers emphasize proper dance steps and techniques, ensuring students leave lessons with a greater understanding of their chosen form. They offer more than 29 available dance styles, including Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Foxtrot and Rumba. During private lessons, instructors dole out individual tips and techniques, preparing students for the more communal group lessons. Burgeoning boogiers can also attend one of the themed practice parties to test out their growing repertoire of skills with fellow classmates. Each studio announces party themes and times on its online calendars in advance.